WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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DDiocesan Calendar



Cathedral Events July 2016
Posted Wednesday 29 June 2016
Saturday 2nd July 11am - Composition competition in Fratry and 10am-4pm - Cathedral ...

Dent - Open Air Service
Posted Wednesday 29 June 2016
Western Dales Mission Community invite you to an open air service of praise, testimony and ...

Godly Play Cumbria
Posted Tuesday 21 June 2016
Godley Play Lazonby Methodist Church: 3-day course 28-30th September 2016 (Wed, Thurs & Fri)


Bishop of Carlisle to attend Battle of the ...
Posted Thursday 30 June 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle, as National Chaplain to the Royal British Legion, is to attend ...

Diocese of Carlisle Petertide Ordinations
Posted Monday 27 June 2016
Hundreds of people have attended two special services at Carlisle Cathedral at which eleven ...

Churches Together in Cumbria - Leaders Issue ...
Posted Friday 24 June 2016
In a spirit of unity, we the Church Leaders in Cumbria have been reflecting together upon ...

Diocese of Carlisle Ordinands 2016
Posted Thursday 23 June 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – is asking people to pray for ...

New design for Carlisle Cathedral’s Fratry ...
Posted Monday 20 June 2016
New designs have been unveiled for a proposed multi-million pound heritage teaching and ...


Angela Spriggs explains how she found her real and personal God when she least expected it - on a visit to Barrow market! The mum of two and grandmother was struck by the testimony of a group called the TX Vikings - a team of Norwegian strongmen Christians - who had travelled to the town to take part in the Believe in Barrow faith mission.
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GGod for All

A fresh way to help everyone in Cumbria discover more of God and His purpose in their lives, and to encourage churches to be vibrant and loving communities serving and worshipping God.

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WWe have moved

The Diocese of Carlisle, Diocesan Board of Finance, Diocesan Board of Education, The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust and the Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership/Cumbria Christian Learning's administrative offices have moved to:

Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR.
Tel: 01768 807777      Fax: 01768 868918


A list of direct dial telephone contacts for departments at Church House in Penrith is as follows:

Diocesan Secretary: 01768 807760 (Derek Hurton/Eleanor Scott)
Finance: 01768 807761 (Neil Barrett/Angela Platts/Clare Hockenhull)
Property: 01768 807762 (Neal Andrews/Helen Harker)
Secretariat: 01768 807771 (Rosaleen Lane)
House services: 01768 807763 (Ron Sharpe/Post Area)
Communications: 01768 807764 (Dave Roberts)
LCTP/CCL/Training: 01768 807765 (Tricia Turner)
Archdeacons (North & West) & Safeguarding: 01768 807772 (Joy Barrie)

Michael Mill: 01768 807766
Deborah Smith: 01768 807767
Sue Emery: 01768 807768
Nancy Lush: 01768 807769

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust:
Alison Gerke: 01768 807770